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Business Analyst
Ref No.: 17-10252
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 10/25/2017
Title: Business Analyst
Duration: 3+ Month Contract
Location: NYC
Start: ASAP 

  • Leads requirements gathering sessions, proactively drawing out requirements from stakeholders.
  • Performs gap analysis to identify opportunities for process improvement or management control of work flow.
  • Creates requirements definition documentation, including use cases, and functional specifications to capture business needs and for validation with the customer and shared with project stakeholders.
  • Creates workflow diagrams to document current and future business environment.
  • Identifies and resolves problems which may impact projects by monitoring progress and project status. Escalates important issues to the attention of Management so that decisions can be made promptly.
  • Responds and communicates efficiently between the business, MTS (IT), and external vendors on projects and to facilitate resolution of user issues as and when necessary.
  • Communicates in written, oral and presentation formats to best represent and express user and organizational requirements to audiences up to mid-level management.
  • Forms productive relationships with internal customers by listening, clarifying, and responding effectively.
  • Participates in negotiations with vendors and managing vendors in their work.
  • Negotiates and commits to deliverables with business partner(s) and project or program team
  • Works closely with business users to ensure implementation activities are in alignment with business strategy and objectives
  • Participates in ROI and other financial analyses including developing business cases / project justifications.
  • Assists the business in defining scope and priorities for system initiatives (new projects and ongoing maintenance)
  • Assists more senior managers in the development of RFIs/RFPs.
Basic Qualifications
  • Exceptional communication skills – written, presentation skills, etc.
  • Exceptional client handling skills – able to work with all levels within the client portfolio
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver business-oriented solutions, across a portfolio of projects
  • Able to successfully manage a varied workload with minimal intervention from Management
  • Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle
  • Ability to conceptualize current requirements against future plans
  • Possesses the aptitude to quickly understand work processes and flows in various business units and recognize those that could benefit from technology
  • Proven ability to support Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) and Change Management
  • Possesses an understanding of current business analysis and project management methodologies, tools and techniques
  • Established project management skills including familiarity with project scheduling and tracking documents
  • Ability to apply the following tools in business analysis and project management tasks: MS Excel, MS Project, MS Visio, MS PowerPoint. MS Word.
  • Experience with 3rd party packages, custom built solutions, and system integrations required.
  • 4+ years in Business Analysis / Business Process Reengineering (BPR)